Life is like a dream, and movies immitate life.
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Daydream Motion Pictures INC
I'm Matt Kops, a current Purchase College Film Major who hopes to be a filmmaker and someone who can help others be a filmmaker. I'm a daydreamer who uses still images to capture memories of my friends and myself enjoying life and hopefully, it will impact you as well!
Honorable Mention
Unsteady
Cannes Short Film Festival
Cannes
2022
Official Selection
Unsteady
Masters of Cinema Film Festival
Rome
2022
Official Selection
Unsteady
Long Island International Film Expo
Bellmore, NY
2022
Best Mental Health Film
Unsteady
Cotsworld International Film Festival
London
2022
Official Selection
Unsteady
Snow Leapord International Film Festival
Madrid
2022
Official Selection
Unsteady
Stockholm City Film Festival
Stockholm
2022
Official Selection
Unsteady
Paradise Film Festival
Budapest
2022
Offical Selection
Unsteady
New York Film Flash Festival
New York City
2022
Official Selection
Writer's Block
Golden Giraffe International Film Festival
2022
Official Selection
Writer's Block
Long Island International Film Expo
Bellmore, NY
2022
Official Selection
Writer's Block
Arrow Internation Film Festival
2022
Best Student Film/Best Short Film
Writer's Block
Reel International Film Festival
Aurangabad, Maharashtra
2022
Best Student Film/Best Experiemental Film
Writer's Block
Golden Deer Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
Writer's Block
Monmouth Film Festival
Holmdel, NJ
2021
Honorable Mention - Best Student Film
Writer's Block
YoFiFest Film Festival
Yonkers
2021
Official Selection
Writer's Block
Northwest of NYC Film Festival
2021
SemiFinalist
Writer's Block
Stockholm City Film Festival
Stockholm
2021
Honorable Mention
Writer's Block
AIMAFF
2021
Award Winning
Writer's Block
Dreamer's Short Film Festival
2021
Offical Selection
Writer's Block
Golden Short Film Festival
2021
Honorable Mention
Writer's Block
Golden Harvest Film Festival
2021
Offical Selection
Writer's Block
New York Flash Film Festival
New York City
2021
Official Selection
Writer's Block
FlickFair Film Festival
Official Selection
Writer's Block
Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival
Sleepy Hollow, NY
College
Purchase College
New Media
20182020
College
Purchase College
Film
2020Present
High School
Centereach High School
20142018
Nickname
Matt Kops, Kops, Chilis
Height
5'7'
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Cancer
I've had the passion of being a filmmaker since I was four years old I grew up with the mindsets of Jim Henson and Adam Sandler, films like Big Daddy and Dark Crystal or even Labyrinth were keystone films I'd watch growing up.
Most films I make are mostly about the death of something, a friendship, someone's actual life, an idea, or a religion. I make stories about death because it's the most fun to play with fantasy wise. I tend to like to create escapist experimental projects.
I've met Kevin Smith at the 25th Split Screen Anniversary that plays on Criterion Channel, you can actually see me at the end of the cut meeting him, as he told me to make a movie, which began my journey to direct my own shorts off my own money.
Films that I refer to when making movies are The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1966), Kuroneko (1968) , Seconds (1966), Police Story (1985), Clerks (1994), Chasing Amy (1997), Throne of Blood (1957), The Wicker Man (1973), Kwaidan (1965), M (1931), Eraserhead (1977), Pink Flamingos (1972), Lamb (2021), The Dark Crystal (1982), Godzilla (1954) and Uncut Gems (2019).
My biggest influences in my work are Kevin Smith, Jim Henson, David Lynch, Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone, with a hint of Agnes Varda in there.
My favorite positions in filmmaking are Editor and Sound Operator/Mixer mainly because its the final steps where you see everything come together.
I come from a Music background from being in Men's Choir to Select Vocal Ensemble in High School (also in the Musicals and Plays) to my father who as a teen had his own band. Working with my dad on music helped me define my rhythm skills that I would use as an editor.
As well as films and music, I am also a huge sports nerd. I grew up a huge baseball fan as a kid but left little league at 13, I played Right Field for 8 amazing years and had idols such as Nick Swisher, Jorge Posada, Mariona Rivera and Derek Jeter. I then did Flag Football (because I';m injury prone) and was a pass rusher (oddly enough) and a Center/Tight End because of my lackluster speed but amazing catching ability. My influences on Football were players such as Darrelle Revis, Santonio Holmes, Hakeem Nicks, Antiono Gates to name a few. I'm also a huge basketball fan both Men's and Women's. My favorite teams are either the Boston Celtics (because of the color Green but also their team spirit) and the New York Liberty mostly because It's my New York team to root for in basketball but also because of the amazing history behind this team and their future.
My favorite song is Daydream by Wallace Collection (as well as Daydreamin' by Lupe Fiasco, and Swan Lake No.9) the reason because of it's repetitional lyrics and sound that creates this brainwashing affect, which also inspired me to write my second feature film soon to come in the near future.
While a lover of any animals, my favorite is a Dog for their joyful energy.
I've been attending Tribeca Film Festival (Minus two COVID years) since 14 and have been going ever since, hoping to show one of my films there in the near future.
I'm a huge fan of Dark Material, such as Grimm Fairytales, Greek Mythology and Tolkien Stories.
Life is like a dream, and movies immitate life.
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Daydream Motion Pictures INC